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Bhutan: Gearing up for National Elections

Paper No. 6413 .      Dated 25-Aug-2018

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

The Second National Assembly of Bhutan was dissolved in the afternoon of 1st August 2018 as mandated by Article 19 of Bhutan Constitution.

By a Royal Order, an interim government under the leadership of the Chief Justice has been formed with nine Advisers.  In distributing the portfolios, the Chief Justice- now called Chief Adviser has retained the two important  portfolios namely Home and Foreign Affairs.

Bhutan: Refugee Issue- Finally coming to a close: Update No. 118

Note No. 791                                    Dated 18-Dec-2017
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
It is believed that the third country resettlement scheme is closing down when the last batch of refugees would be leaving by end December this year.
 

India and South Asia

Paper No. 6295                                     Dated 28-Aug-2017                            

 By Kazi Anwarul Masud

Why, one may ask, despite common cultural heritage and long bonds of history and added to these factors was Indian humanitarian intervention during  the Bangladesh Liberation War    Indo-Bangladesh relations, notwithstanding public diplomacy by the authorities of the two countries, a portion of the people of Bangladesh do not like  India’s “hegemonic” attitude towards this country.

There is a method in China’s Doklam Stand

Paper No. 6279                                  Dated 19-Jul-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

The basic issue is of making President Xi Jinping’s “Chinese Dream” a success.  This a hugely ambitious project that he has launched and he cannot fail.  And at the moment, he cannot back off on Doklam. 

China’s War Threats and Military Brinkmanship against India 2017 analysed

Paper No. 6278                                   Dated 17-Jul-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Bhutan: Strengthening Democracy- the Local Government Elections: Update No. 117

Note No. 775                                 Dated 06-Dec-2016

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

It is eight years since democracy was introduced in Bhutan.  It has already had two elections at the national level, with one resulting in a change of government and two elections to the National Council. Elections were peaceful and orderly.

Bhutan: Recent Developments: Update No. 116

Note No. 770                                    Dated 28-Aug-2016
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Bhutan was declared as the most peaceful country in this region and is ranked 13th among the 163 countries in the world on the Global Peace Index.  This index is compiled periodically by the Institute for economics and peace ( IEP).
 

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